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22 May

A Q&A With Ocean Vuong, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous “already feels like a modern classic, destined to be read and talked about for years to come,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks.

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20 May

Elizabeth Acevedo on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “With the Fire on High”

“The only word I can use to properly describe this book is ‘delicious,’” said Emelie Burl of Hickory Stick Bookshop.

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08 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Maya Motayne

Jen Pino of Vroman’s Bookstore calls Nocturna “the fantasy that you have been waiting for.”

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01 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Chip Cheek

“Cheek beautifully evokes the restless idealism of youth and the swift corruption of a young couple’s dreams for their idyllic future,” said Lori Feathers of Interabang Books about Cape May.

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01 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tanya Boteju

Nichole Cousins of White Birch Books calls Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens “hysterical, heartfelt, and wholly relatable to the LGBT community.”

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16 Apr
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

A Q&A With Sarah Blake, Author of May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Sarah Blake has written a stunning and complex novel that lingers in your mind long after the last page,” said Dana Brigham of Brookline Booksmith about The Guest Book.

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15 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kip Wilson

Jen Pino of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California, said Wilson’s debut YA novel, White Rose, “will leave readers in chills.”

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10 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Justin A. Reynolds

Nichole Cousins of White Birch Books calls Opposite of Always “a wonderful love story with hilarity, honesty, and one of the best friendship trifectas ever.” 

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10 Apr

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Christine Lynn Herman

The Devouring Gray “will have you sleeping with one eye open, if at all,” said Javier Ramirez of The Book Table about Herman’s “gripping and terrifying” debut YA novel.

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10 Apr
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A Q&A With Angie Thomas, Author of Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “On the Come Up”

“Excellently written and incredibly unputdownable, you will cheer and cry as Bri makes her way!” said Melissa Fox of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas.

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